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Major Developments in German Competition Law in January-July 2021

Client Briefing Competition Law -  30.07.2021

The effects of the 10th Amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition, which has been in force since mid-January 2021, are already becoming apparent. In contrast, the Corona pandemic no longer seems to be slowing down the FCO’s and the German courts’ drive for activity in the field of antitrust law. We report on the most important developments.

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises AVANTOR on the Acquisition of Ritter GmbH and several Affiliates

Press Release Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions -  14.04.2021

A Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz team led by partners Dr Michaela Balke and Dr Oliver Schröder has provided extensive legal advice to US life science company AVANTOR in connection with the acquisition of Ritter GmbH and several affiliates. The transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities. The acquisition allows AVANTOR to expand its proprietary offering to the biopharma and... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Mutares on the Sale of its Majority Stake in STS Group

Press Release Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions -  12.03.2021

A team led by Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz partner Dr Martin Kolbinger has provided extensive advice to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA in connection with the sale of its majority stake in STS Group AG to Italian-German Adler Pelzer Group. The shares of STS Group AG are admitted for trading on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which also played a role in the context of the transaction. The... >>>

Important Changes brought about by the 10th Amendment to the German Competition Act

Client Briefing Competition Law -  11.02.2021

After several delays in the legislative process, the 10th Amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition, the so-called ARC Digitization Act, came into force on 19 January 2021. In the process, there were some last-minute changes of considerable practical relevance that were not included in the previously published drafts. This newsletter provides an overview of the most important changes... >>>

FDI in Germany: Proposed Legislative changes broaden Scope of German Foreign Investment Control yet again

Client Briefing Competition Law Mergers & Acquisitions -  09.02.2021

Over the course of less than a year, the German rules on foreign investment control underwent a series of far-reaching changes, which fundamentally altered the role of FDI review for M&A transactions in Germany and led to a record number of deals notified to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy ("BMWi") in 2020.

Major Developments in German Competition Law in the second half of 2020

Client Briefing Competition Law -  31.01.2021

The second half of 2020 saw important developments in German competition law. Particularly noteworthy are groundbreaking court decisions on administrative and directors’ liability in the context of cartel proceedings, as well as a number of judgments handed down by the Federal Court of Justice on central questions of follow-on cartel damage litigation. In addition, the 10th amendment to the Act... >>>

The impact of Brexit on cross-border disputes

Client Briefing Litigation & Arbitration -  20.01.2021

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, hastily put into force on 01 January 2021 to avoid a “no-deal Brexit”, omits a key area of commercial law – applicable law and international civil procedure. The harmonised rules of the European Union have now been replaced with a volatile mix of national, European, and international law. This generates a host of complex legal questions for cross-border... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises on the acquisition of the luxury hotels La Butte aux Bois und Stiemerheide

Press Release Mergers & Acquisitions -  19.01.2021

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz has advised the Swiss Pohl family on the acquisition of the Belgian hotel group comprising the two luxury hotels "La Butte aux Bois" (Lanaken) and "Stiemerheide" (Genk). The two restaurants "La Source", located in the La Butte aux Bois (two Michelin stars), and "La Kristalijn", located in the Stiemerheide (one Michelin star), also belong to the hotel group. The... >>>

New European Directive on Class Actions

Client Briefing Litigation & Arbitration -  09.12.2020

On 24 November 2020, the European Parliament endorsed Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. The Directive, which establishes common rules on class actions for all EU Member States, is designed to strengthen the protection of consumers enforcing their rights against companies. To this end, certain qualified entities (such as... >>>

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